African Gemsbok skin / hide
African Gemsbok skin / hide
Size: 185cm x 140cm (L x W)
A top quality African Gemsbok skin hide that originates from South Africa. We hand select our Gemsbok skin hides so that you receive only top quality graded Gemsbok skin hides. The Gemsbok roams in most South African game reserves. Gemsbok skins are obtained during the culling season in South Africa and all African Gemsbok skins are CITIES approved to ensure that there has been no illegal culling or poaching of these pelts.
The Gemsbok or Oryx is known in South Africa as the Gemsbok and internationally as the Gemsbuck or Oryx. All African Gemsbok skin hides require permits for export purposes. The price of the permit is included in the shipping cost.
All sizes listed are approximate. The Gemsbok skin hide you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or pattern from the Gemsbok skin hide shown in the picture because of the nature Gemsbok skin hides each skin is unique
All our Gemsbok hides and products have been obtain legally from local game reserve in South Africa and the Gemsbok is not on the CITIES and is not an endangered species.
Facts about this animal
Also known as Oryx.....
The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck is a large antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert in Namibia and is found in south-west Africa, occurring in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The most distinctive features of this heavily built antelope are its long, rapier-shaped horns and striking black and white facial markings (2). The beautiful horns of the Gemsbok are sought after as charms in many cultures and were even sold as unicorn horns in medieval England (3). The body is fawn-grey with a black stripe along the side separating the upperparts from the white underparts, and there are extensive black areas on its upper legs. The Gemsbok has a long, horse-like tail, and whilst both sexes possess the impressive horns, those of the male are shorter and more robust than the female’s.
Gemsbok generally occur in semi-arid to arid grasslands and bushlands, sandy and stony plains, dunes and alkaline flats; they also inhabit light woodland.
The Gemsbok is highly valued as a trophy animal and is an important component of game hunting activities. Ironically, it is this hunting activity, and the economic contribution it makes to the countries in which it occurs, which ensures that population numbers are maintained. The majority of the population currently occurs within national parks and private land, and whilst the Gemsbok is not considered to yet be threatened with extinction, it is somewhat reliant on its continued existence within these areas.
- Swahili Name: Choroa
- Scientific Name: Oryx gazella
- Common Name: Oryx
- Size: 47 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 250 to 390 pounds
- Lifespan: 20 years
- Habitat: Dry plains
- Diet: Grazers
- Gestation: 8 to 81/2 months
- Predators: Lions, cheetahs,wild dogs, hyenas
Conservation status: Least concern / abundant